Good hydration is an important skill for cycling. It is easier to become de-hydrated and (less frequently) over-hydrated.
When I started cycling, I had very little knowledge of electrolytes and rarely took any. I rarely cramp, but feel moderate electrolyte use is a much better way of keeping well hydrated. I was partly inspired to write this after recent episode of diarrhoea where electrolyte tablets came in handy. Though it has made me look for some without sweeteners. Continue Reading →